Sudden meat allergy may come from surprising source - Georgia Health News
It all started with a chili dog: A beef frankfurter laid across a doughy white bun, with beans and a bit more beef strewn across the top. Plus a few onions sprinkled around, along with squiggly lines of mustard and ketchup. Carole Cape had the tasty dog during lunch with one of her real estate clients. She didn’t give it any further thought. But about four hours later, as she walked through an Athens grocery store picking up a few items, she suddenly felt her chest tighten. Something was wrong. Read more.
Are state’s HIV laws unfair? Activists say it’s time for change - Georgia Health News
Nina Martinez moved to Georgia from Washington, D.C., in 2005. Just a few months after she settled into her new Atlanta home, she learned about Georgia’s criminal laws regarding people disclosing their HIV status to others. It personally changed things for her. Read more.
133% leap in children admitted to ER for marijuana, study finds - CNN Health
As attitudes about marijuana shift around the world, researchers are warning parents that it's risky to keep it around children, especially those who are too young to know what it is. The number of children who were admitted to emergency rooms for unintentional marijuana intoxication increased by 133% in France over an 11-year period, according to a new study. Read more.
Deadly salmonella outbreak expands to 19 states; some papaya brands recalled - CNN Health
Seven filthy food habits and how dirty they really are - CNN Health
Yum, who's hungry for a slice of cake loaded with bacteria? A chip dipped in both salsa and bacteria? Mmm, what about a piece of toast that just fell on the bacteria-covered floor? Read more.
Parasitic cyclospora infections up 134% this summer - CNN Health
Piece of dental braces removed from woman's intestine after 10 years - CNN Health
Brace yourself for this story: Ten years after her orthodontic braces were removed, a piece of dental wire was found stuck inside an Australian woman's small intestine. Read more.
Amusement parks linked to thousands of injuries in 2016, safety commission estimates - CNN Health
Emergency rooms saw an estimated 30,000 injuries linked to amusement parks in 2016, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. But experts warn that data about amusement park safety is limited, and regulations are inconsistent. Read more.
Jimmy Kimmel re-enters health care debate with update on infant son - CNN Health
Jimmy Kimmel tweeted an update and adorable photo of his baby son on Friday, more than two months after opening up about his newborn's health on his late-night talk show. Read more.
Calls to poison centers about supplements up 50%, especially among kids - CNN Health
Meghan McCain sends moving tribute to her father, her 'rock' - CNN Health
Meghan McCain, one of Sen. John McCain's seven children, posted a touching statement on Twitter on Wednesday night amid the news of her father's brain cancer diagnosis. Read more.
24 sickened in salmonella outbreak linked to laboratories in 16 states - CNN Health
Twenty-four people in 16 states were infected with a strain of salmonella from March through June in an outbreak linked to microbiology laboratories, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. Read more.
Sleep: How much sleep do you get? - CNN Health
This was the first of an interactive series that CNN Health started called "Parallels." I helped to gather facts and information and then wrote the text for this piece. Read more.
His son tried the experimental treatment Charlie Gard's parents want - CNN Health
An American father is speaking out about his child's experience with an experimental treatment the parents of Charlie Gard are fighting for their baby to access. Read more.
Tobacco use jumps 80% in top-grossing movies - CNN Health
In 2016, 41% of top-grossing US movies showed people using tobacco, according to a recent report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a decrease from the year before. Read more.
Sick baby prompts concern over placenta pills - CNN Health
The growing phenomenon of mothers eating their own placentas seems to have caused a baby to be infected with group B streptococcus, according to a new report detailing the case that was published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Read more.
Teens are still having sex, most use contraception - CNN Health
Hummus with pine nuts recalled over possible listeria contamination - CNN Health
Three brands of hummus produced by House of Thaller are being recalled for potential listeria contamination. All three brands -- Fresh Foods Market, Lantana and Marketside -- have pine nuts on top and come in 10-ounce packages. Read more.
Don't lose sleep over apnea, but treatment is crucial - CNN Health
Last week, actress Carrie Fisher's autopsy report contained a surprising detail: The Los Angeles medical examiner listed sleep apnea as a factor in the "Star Wars" actress' death. Read more.
Study links college students' grades to sleep schedules - CNN Health
Staying up late to cram for an early exam may not be doing college students any good, according to a new study focused on college students and their sleep patterns. Read more.
DEA warns first responders of accidental overdose risk - CNN Health
Tick-borne disease suspected in 2-year-old's death - CNN Health - CNN Health
A 2-year-old Indianapolis girl died Sunday of what doctors suspect is Rocky Mountain spotted fever, a disease spread by ticks. Read more.
'Miracle Baby' born without a nose dies - CNN Health
Just three months after his second birthday, Eli Thompson, an Alabama baby born without a nose, passed away. Read more.
HIV transmission laws: Georgia legislators to look at changes - Georgia Health News
In Georgia, spitting a piece of gum at another person could land you in jail. At least that’s the case if you’re an HIV-positive person deliberately spitting the gum at the person. Read more.
Can mobile apps help fill sex education gaps? - Georgia Health News
It’s a rite of passage. Crowded onto the bleachers in the Clarke Central High School gym, ninth-grade students sit down for the start of a two-week health class. It’s their only such class in four years of high school. Read more.
Old attitudes still cast shadow over fight against HIV - Georgia Health News
“The ‘H’ stands for human, not homosexual,” says Frank Tant, as he perches on the edge of a worn brown couch in the main room at the AIDS Resource Council in Rome. He’s talking about the “H” in human immunodeficiency virus, identified more than 30 years ago as the cause of AIDS. Read more.